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William Joseph AHERN

Regimental number733
Place of birthCork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address1166 Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation49
Height5' 7.5"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinDaughter, Miss Rosalin Mary Ahern, 1166 Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Imperial Garrison Artillery (time expired).
Enlistment date31 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 April 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 October 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Catherine AHERN
Discharge date12 January 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 21 July 1916.

Found guilty, 31 October 1916, of being absent without leave from midnight, 30 October, until 4 pm, 31 October 1916: awarded 1 day's Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 2 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 November 1916.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 11 September 1917 (defective vision); trasferred same day to 4th Stationary Hospital, Arques; discharged to Base Depot, Rouelles, 14 September 1917.

Proceeded to England, 26 September 1917; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 27 September 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Berrima' for discharge (overage), 31 October 1917; disembarked Fremantle, 22 December 1917; discharged (medically unfit: shell concussion, defective vision, rheumatism), Perth, 12 January 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 May 1938
Age at death73
Place of burialBrighton Cemetery, Victoria

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